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Updated Monday, July 23, 2018

...Cooler, Unsettled Weather Continues For The Start Of The Work Week...

The weakening upper low continues to wobble over the area bringing plenty of cloud cover and below normal temperatures. Most of the region is epected to stay dry today along and west of I-65. However, scattered showers and storms are expected along the I-75 corridor with a localized heavy rain threat due to very slow storm movement. Shower and storm chances continue through at least mid week, mainly east of I-65.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EDT MON JUL 23 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    68  64  87 N9        29.88R                  
COVINGTON      PTSUNNY   74  63  68 N13       29.88S                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    70  65  84 N7        29.87S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Monday July 23, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 73 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 76 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 78 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Lexington.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at: Mon Jul 23 03:54:35 EDT 2018

354 AM EDT Mon Jul 23 2018 /254 AM CDT Mon Jul 23 2018/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Scattered showers and storms are possible along the I-75 corridor
today. A localized heavy rain threat will be possible due to nearly
stationary shower and storm movement.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Isolated to scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms are 
forecast Tuesday and Wednesday. The main threats will be brief gusty
winds and heavy rain.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report heavy rainfall or flooding the
National Weather Service.

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MADISON County, Kentucky Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Updated: 310 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009

TODAY (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................58 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................28 to 37 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........41%.
Wind Speed....................................4 to 12 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................north at 12 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 0 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high today (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 58 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 38 to near 57 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 37 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with today (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 41%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 4 to 12 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the north at 12 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 0 hour

TONIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................39 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 38 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........85%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 9 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tonight (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 39 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 51 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 38 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tonight (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 85%. Skies will be clear at 12 AM and clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 9 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

TOMORROW (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................64 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 41 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........40%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 5 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
Sky Conditions @3 PM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 1 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high tomorrow (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 64 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 64 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 41 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 40%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 5 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 1 hour

TOMORROW NIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................45 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................41 to 43 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........93%.
Wind Speed....................................1 to 3 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................south at 1 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............mostly clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............mostly clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tomorrow night (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 45 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 45 to near 59 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 43 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow night (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 93%. Skies will be mostly clear at 12 AM and mostly clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 1 to 3 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the south at 1 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

72 HOUR SUMMARY

The temperature is expected to be in the range from 39 degrees and 67 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 47 degrees. No measurable precipitation is expected.


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Kentucky Agricultural Weather Medium-Range Outlook (Based on the MEX Model)

MEDIUM RANGE AG FORECAST:

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WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 89 West and 88 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 67 to 68 West, 65 to 64 Central, and 67 to 66 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 0 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 67 West, 69 Central, and 65 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 11 and 8 mph Central, and 1 and 3 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 86 Central, to 84 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 67 West, 67 to 64 Central, and64 to 65 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 65 West, 71 Central, and 66 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out clear and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 25 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 11 mph Central, and 1 and 3 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 83 West and 82 Central, to 80 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 64 West, 62 to 58 Central, and 64 to 63 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 64 West, 66 Central, and 66 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 24 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 10 mph Central, and 2 and 5 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 84 Central, to 80 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 66 West, 60 to 61 Central, and60 to 63 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 63 West, 64 Central, and 62 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 24 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 21 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 7 mph Central, and 2 and 2 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 85 West and 85 Central, to 82 East. Dewpoints will range from 68 to 70 West, 62 to 64 Central, and 62 to 66 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 69 West, 67 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 27 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 15 mph Central, and 1 and 4 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 84 West and 85 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 66 to 68 West, 65 to 64 Central, and 65 to 65 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 67 West, 68 Central, and 66 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 8 mph, respectively, West, 11 and 9 mph Central, and 3 and 8 mph East.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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Precipitation Report: (liquid equivalent)

Total Precipitation and Deviation From Normal (in inches)
Valid May 27, 2012

The nearest available weather station for Madison County is Berea:

                      Past 7 days      Past 30 days   Jan 1 - Present
Station             Total     Dev     Total     Dev     Total     Dev
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Berea                0.15   -0.94      5.09   +0.49     14.84   -3.50
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Drought Status For MADISON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUE      KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -1.34)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.00)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.33)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -2 degrees from normal in the West to -2 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +3 degrees from normal in the West to +1 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.85 inches statewide which was + 0.80 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.25 inches, Central 1.44 inches, Bluegrass 2.75 inches and East 2.66 inches, which was -0.68, + 0.35, + 1.69 and + 1.55 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bristol to a high of 4.39 inches at Cumberland Gap.

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GIS ESTIMATES FOR MADISON COUNTY
Valid July 29, 2013

The GIS estimates are derived by ARC/INFO GIS software for a
central point in the county.  The estimates are calculated from
from 29 weather stations in the Kentucky area.

Precipitation Estimates

                     Last 3   Last 7   Last 14   Last 30     Since
                       Days     Days      Days      Days     Jan 1
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Precip Total           0.23     2.48      2.90      7.97     35.18
Precip Deviation      -0.23     1.40      0.75      3.42      7.98

Temperature Estimates

                     Last 3        Last 7       Last 14       Last 30
                       Days          Days          Days          Days
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Temp Average             69            72            76            74
Temp Deviation           -6            -3             1            -1

Soil Temperature Estimates

                                Yesterday
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Avg 4" Sod Soil Temp   	               76

European Corn Borer Degree Days Accumulations

Degree Days                      Forecasted Accumulations
      Total          550      610      750     1660     1740
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       1901         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/7     7/10

Almanac Information
Monday July 23, 2018 the 204th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 19.870000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:34 EDT Set 20:55 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 21:24 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
TEMPERATURE is not available
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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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JULY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
A weather diary kept by George Washington recorded that the center of a
hurricane passed directly over his Mount Vernon home. The hurricane crossed
eastern North Carolina and Virginia before moving into the Central
Appalachians. Norfolk VA reported houses destroyed, trees uprooted, and
crops leveled to the ground. (David Ludlum)
...1898...
A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta GA with 4.32 inches of rain. More
than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out
while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before the
afternoon storm that gas lights were needed. (The Weather Channel)
...1923...
Sheridan WY was drenched with 4.41 inches of rain, an all-time 24 hour
record for that location. Associated flooding washed out 20 miles of
railroad track. (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced a record ten inches of rain in six and a half hours
at Minneapolis MN, including 5.26 inches in two hours. Flash flooding
claimed two lives and caused 21.3 million dollars damage. Streets in
Minneapolis became rushing rivers, parking lots became lakes, and storm
sewers spouted like geysers. A tornado hit Maple Grove MN causing five
million dollars damage. Baseball size hail was reported at Olivia MN. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan and northern Ohio,
over eastern sections of the Dakotas, and over the Central High Plains
Region. Showers and thunderstorms soaked Wilmington NC with another two
inches of rain, following six and a half inches the previous day. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Morning thunderstorms in the central U.S. drenched central Oklahoma with up
to six inches of rain. Afternoon thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 85
mph at Fort Smith AR. Evening thunderstorms over Florida spawned a tornado
which touched down three times in south Fort Myers causing nearly three
quarters of a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)

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